Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yo-yo's


Just a short post for now. Life sure gets in the way of my hobbies sometimes! LOL

I purchased the yo-yo makers made by Clover because I have been unsuccessful making them the old fashioned way. I have been wanting to try these things. I finally got around to doing a couple. I am not so sure that they are any better then the ones I made without them. Albeit they are more uniform, but to me the stitches are just too big for the way I want them. Here's a comparison of both types:



I used the same sized circle for these. The one on the left is with the maker and the right is without. They are a little hard to see. I think that for embellisments I will use the makers. As for the quilt I dream of making, I am going to keep practicing.

This should be very productive day as my hubby has to work tonight, and it is dreary, so no plans to leave the house.

Happy Sewing,

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3 comments:

Karen said...

There is quite a difference in the yoyo's. I have never particularly liked making them, though I think they are as cute as can be on some projects. Wonder if I would like making them any better using those yoyo maker things.

Sunny, I tried to reply to your comment on my blog a few days ago. I got the reply back in my e-mail this morning as undeliverable. Just want you to know that I wasn't ignoring you.

April said...

There is a huge difference in them. I am wondering if it was faster using the yoyo maker? I am making mine all by hand, and they are not perfect by all means, but maybe that adds character?! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have those yo yo makers too. But I haven't used them yet. I was so unsuccessful making them myself! I don't know why but they never turned out even. So next time I'll try these. Thanks Sunny.